Top of Foot Pain

Introduction to Top of Foot Pain

Top of the foot pain is a general term that is used by patients to describe pain in the top surface of the foot. It is common injury amongst runners and sporting people. A sharp pain on the top of my foot which is usually around the second metatarsal (in line with the second toe).

Sometimes the pain can be localized around the 3rd or 4th metatarsal. The two most common causes of this type of pain are either a stress fracture or tendentious of a metatarsal tendon. Athletes sometimes try and run through injuries such as heel pain, shin pain and achilles tendentious, which leads to this condition. In severe cases, even light weight bearing may be painful. The primary cause of of this condition is over pronation. This can be controlled via insoles.

Other factors that can contribute to top of foot pain:


Ganglions, sacs of jelly-like fluid that develop following a leak in the joint capsule, commonly form on the top of the foot, and can also contribute to top of foot pain.


Mortons neuroma, an inflammation of the common digital nerve between adjacent toes on the bottom of the foot, can sometimes cause top of foot pain.


If you have hammer toes, a condition that causes your toes to appear crooked or misshapen, can contribute to top of foot pain.


A sprained foot and other more severe conditions can also result in top of foot pain.

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